John Paul Kayuni

John Paul Kayuni

Political Experts have tipped organizers of anti-government demonstrations in the country to have clear guiding rules and goals in order to sustain people’s trust, warning failure to do so will cause people to shun protests.

The High Court in Lilongwe has adjourned to March 29th the multi-billion Kwacha cement-gate case involving four people who allegedly used former President Peter Mutharika’s tax-free status to import at least 60 bags of cement.

President Lazarus Chakwera is this morning appearing in Parliament, barely two weeks after delivering his third State of the Nation Address (Sona), this time, to answer questions from Parliamentarians on various issues of national importance.

Parliamentarian for Ntchisi South, Ulemu Chilapondwa, has come under fire for a statement he made in Parliament that cooking oil is for the elite and that it is not an essential commodity for rural Malawians.

Parliament has sent to the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) samples of water for testing, following water quality concerns raised by a lawmaker who allegedly observed impurities in the bottled water given to him.

There have been mixed reactions to President Lazarus Chakwera’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) delivered in Parliament last week, with Opposition Parliamentarians trashing it as a document of lies and Government MPs backing it.

The Ministry of Health is still consulting stakeholders before making a final decision on whether to include the malaria vaccine or not as an additional method in malaria prevention, months after the World Health Organisation (WHO) approved it.

Local health experts have tipped government of Malawi to consider including, on the list of drugs given to Covid-19 patients, the two medical drugs which the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended for Covid-19 treatment.

The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 is scheduled to meet next week to review Covid-19 preventive measures, imposed in December last year to control the spread of the Omicron variant, with a possibility to relax the restrictions.

Minister of Education Agness Nyalonje says her ministry is laying a foundation that in future education should not only be delivered face to face but also online.

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